UNITED STATES: Squid Game accomplished Emmy history by holding 14 nominations in its repertoire for the 2022 Emmy Awards. The Korean Drama is also notable for being the first non-English series to receive an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama.
The Korean Drama holds 14 nominations for Emmy Awards
Squid Game’s satire on the system, particularly capitalism, stimulates it to become a massively popular phenomenon when it first started airing on Netflix. Now that the show snagged a nomination for the most prestigious award, it adds another accomplishment to the streaming giant’s hit Korean Drama.
The Korean Drama’s effectiveness in award nominations pitted Squid Game against streaming behemoths like Stranger Things, Better Call Saul, Ozark, Euphoria, Yellowjackets, Severance, and Succession.
Hwang Dong-Hyuk, the writer, director, producer, and creator of Squid Game, emerges as the first native Korean to rack up Emmy nominations for directing and writing. The famed director snagged the nods for outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series.
Along with the show creator, the star cast contributes to many nominations. Lee Jung Jae snagged the nomination for Lead Actor in a Drama Series. Jung Ho Yeon bags the nod for Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. The duo of Park Hae Soo and Oh Young Soo are both nominated for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series while adding Lee Yoo Mi’s nomination for Guest Actress in a Drama Series.
Recently, Netflix announced the second season of Squid Game. The streaming giant made the announcement public by releasing a teaser for Squid Game Season 2 on its Twitter handle. The teaser featured the attractive, albeit dangerous robotic doll from Season 1’s most famous Red Light, Green Light game.
The Korean Drama served as a worldwide phenomenon with an instant hit tag
Squid Game became a worldwide craze after seeming to be an instant smash formula for Netflix. It became not just the most popular series but also the most viewed Korean Drama on the streaming giant.
The K-drama showcased 456 players struggling with economic hardship, which provoked them with the children’s game indulged in blood and gore. The sugar-coated world of capitalist reminder devolved everything around them into a betting hell. This necessitates all players to settle under the horror of blood-stained guards wearing enigmatic masks. All participant’s stakes are tremendous, with greed and grievance on the edge of erupting into emotions. It’s up to them to decide how far they’ll go to win and how cruel they’ll have to be.
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